Just over six months ago, the European Commission issued the Communication “2030 Digital Compass: the European way for the Digital Decade,” a sweeping set of initiatives born of the Commission’s conviction that “digital policies must help nurture more democratic and inclusive societies, and ensure that all people in the EU can leverage the digital transformation […]
The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research before a panel of judges and attendees at well-known ACM-sponsored and co-sponsored conferences. There are two rounds of competition at each conference hosting an SRC, which culminates in a Grand Finals competition. All […]
Chuchu Fan of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the recipient of the 2020 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation, “Formal Methods for Safe Autonomy: Data-Driven Verification, Synthesis, and Applications.” Fan’s dissertation makes foundational contributions to verification of embedded and cyber-physical systems, and demonstrates applicability of the developed verification technologies in industrial-scale systems. Her dissertation […]
ACM has named Andrew McGettrick, a professor at the University of Strathclyde, UK, the recipient of the 2020 Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award for his scholarship and tireless volunteer work and contributions, which have fundamentally improved rigorous computer science as a field of professional practice and as an academic pursuit. His work in curricula, standards […]
International Task Force Releases IS 2020 Curriculum
A joint task force of ACM and the Association for Information Systems (AIS) recently released the report IS2020: Competency Model for Undergraduate Programs in Information Systems. Traditionally, the study of Information Systems (IS) was related to the use of technology for business. While Information Systems still focuses on the practical […]
ACM Europe TPC Comments on Digital Green Certificates
ACM’s Europe Technology Policy Committee submitted a formal Statement on the Development and Deployment of Digital Green Certificates to the Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) prior to its hearing on the European Commission’s Proposal regarding “Digital Green Certificates.” European authorities are currently and […]
View Screening and Panel Discussion on Coded Bias Film
ACM’s Technology Policy Council and Diversity and Inclusion Council sponsored a free screening and public discussion of the film “Coded Bias” and how those in computer science fields can address issues of algorithmic fairness. The discussion was held on 29 March 2021.
View a recording of the discussion.
Computer History Museum Honors Tech Legend Raj Reddy
ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Raj Reddy of Carnegie Mellon University is one of the Computer History Museum’s 2021 Fellow Award honorees.
Reddy is the Moza Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. The Computer History Museum’s Fellow Awards recognize extraordinary individuals for […]
ACM-CHIL 2021, April 8 to 9
The ACM Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning targets a cross-disciplinary representation of clinicians and researchers in machine learning, health policy, causality, fairness, and other related areas. Keynotes will be delivered by Regina Barzilay (MIT), Narges Razavian (New York University), Mark Sendak (Duke University), Alan Karthikesalingam (Google), Maia Jacobs (Northwestern University) […]
ACM Europe Tech Policy Leaders Lend Expertise to European Policy Panels
Leaders of the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee were featured presenters at two European policy events organised in February by the Science|Business Network (S|B).
ACM Europe TPC Chair Chris Hankin joined six experts from the European Commission, private sector, and academia for a webinar on AI: […]